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Light, air & openness : modern architecture between the wars

Author: Paul Overy
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this groundbreaking book, Paul Overy takes a fresh look at the geometric forms and sparkling surfaces of the new architecture. He explores the preoccupations of the period with air and sunshine, space, health, hygiene and whiteness, and how, together with the Utopian notions of 'the clean machine' and the model factory, these concerns became fundamental to the development of new architectural and design  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Overy
ISBN: 9780500342428 0500342423
OCLC Number: 236484912
Notes: With 66 illustrations.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Health --
The city on the country --
The house of health --
Hygiene and cleanliness --
Home --
Dirt and decoration --
The domestic clinic --
Sun --
Mountains and the sea --
Built into the sun --
The outdoor room --
Water --
Water and bathing --
Washing and watching --
Factory --
The clean machine --
Manufacturing enlightenment --
Other Titles: Light, air and openness
Responsibility: Paul Overy.
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Examines the relationship between the modernist architecture of the 1920s and 1930s and that era's preoccupations with health, cleanliness, fresh air and sunshine. This book explores how the  Read more...


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